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It’s informative to read about global trends and big organisations, but readers also get a lot from our coverage of dealer activity. To date, we have included extensive coverage of dealer news in North America, where the businesses are generally happy to talk about their mergers, acquisitions and expansions.
However, we have not enjoyed the same level of information-sharing from dealers in Europe or Asia.
So, if you are a dealer and have some news to share - or if you have an interesting dealer in your supply chain, why not let us know? Send your tips to us by email.
Local NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Kalmar wins equipment contract for Melbourne terminal Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria Kalmar, part of Cargotec, has won a contract worth almost $57 million to deliver container-handling equipment and related automation technology to Port of Melbourne's new container terminal. The order ... [more]
Electric forklifts prove ideal for tight spaces Australasia News
Perth, Western Australia Australia's largest manufacturer and distributor of 4x4 accessories, ARB, relies on a fleet of five Toyota battery-electric forklifts at its busy warehouse in Canning Vale. The purpose-built facility stocks ... [more]
Attollo develops app for forklift industry Australasia News
Brisbane, Queensland Forklift attachment specialist Attollo has developed an app for the forklift industry called SpecMyFLT for use on an iPad. MD Stefan Marschner tells News that the app, which ... [more]
Unsafe workers can be predicted Australasia News
Melbourne, Victoria A new study by organisational psychology firm SACS Consulting shows at the fundamental level of personality, some employees truly value safety and others do not, with results showing that men ... [more]
Global NewsEditorial articles by Forkliftaction News

Linde will invest big in main plant
GERMANY Linde Material Handling says it will invest a “substantial amount of money” in its Aschaffenburg production site in the future, as it celebrates the milestone 750,000th truck produced by the ... [more]
LoneStar adapts in Texas market
UNITED STATES Garland-based Hyundai dealership LoneStar Forklift has moved its Fort Worth, Texas location to an interim site and is working toward expansion into the markets serving west and south Texas. ... [more]
JCB invests millions in Germany
GERMANY JCB is making its largest single investment in JCB Germany as the company celebrates its 50th anniversary. A new EUR25 million (USD32 million) headquarters for JCB Germany will be ... [more]
CFE focuses on basics
UNITED STATES Borrowing common football terms, CFE Equipment Corp relies on basic “blocking and tackling” to achieve success, says Tony Sessa, owner and president. “We have a strong continuing dedicated sales ... [more]
IDTechEx: Electric vehicles need graphene
UNITED KINGDOM A new report says that graphene, a pure carbon material, could “radically improve” batteries and supercapacitors used in electric vehicles, including forklifts. The new IDTechEx report, ‘Functional Materials for ... [more]
Movers & Shakers
Seegrid Corporation, American Crane & Equipment Corporation [more]
Xtreme boosts XR lifting capacity
UNITED STATES Xtreme Manufacturing LLC has increased the lifting capacity of a new rough-terrain telehandler to a rating of 70,000 lb. (31,500 kg) from 65,000 lb. (29,250 kg). Xtreme displayed the ... [more]
ESSA partners Jungheinrich
UNITED KINGDOM Event Supplier and Services Association (ESSA) has appointed Jungheinrich UK Ltd as its official materials handling equipment partner. Andrew Harrison, ESSA’s deputy director, says: “Partnerships are a key driver ... [more]
RTGs enable terminal expansion
CHILE Kalmar will deliver seven E-One2 rubber-tyred gantry cranes (RTGs) to Puerto Central SA (PCE) in San Antonio, Chile. The RTG project has a total value of USD14 million, ... [more]
FLTA and Mentor develop safety test
UNITED KINGDOM The Fork Lift Truck Association (FLTA) is encouraging the approximately one million people who work with forklifts to check their safety knowledge in what it claims is the UK’s biggest ... [more]
ABBRA encourages safety
UNITED STATES A highly experienced trainer says failure to conduct a walk-around inspection is the most frequent safety lapse for a forklift operator. Further, he says that convincing operators about the ... [more]
Long-time apprentice retires, 19 youths start training
One of JCB’s first apprentices has marked a double milestone with the company - 50 years’ service and his retirement. John Smith, 65, was just 15 when he first ... [more]
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In warehouses where forklifts and employees work together in often stressful and/or loud environments, Comatra’s Forklift Approaching Blue Warning Light will optimize safety and drastically reduce risk of collisions and workplace accidents around forklifts. [more]
Choose your second-hand attachment in the extensive range of TVH
TVH invests in durability and tries to pursue this as much as possible in its products. For this reason TVH invests in second-hand attachments. TVH’s range of fully reconditioned and 'as is' second-hand attachments is very extensive and varied. [more]
Shantui opens South African market
Shandong Shantui Machinery Co., Ltd has signed a new forklift distributor in South Africa. It is a milestone for the brand in the African market. [more]
Bolzoni Group opens new Factory in Finland
Bolzoni Group announces that Auramo Oy - their Finnish subsidiary and production plant - has moved to new headquarters in the industrial area of Järvenpää, 40 km north of Helsinki. [more]
A full feature weighing system that's user friendly, easy to install AND cost efficient?
Scale Dynasty's TR-1-NK-HE hydraulic forklift and loader scale is a full feature, cost efficient weighing system. Easy to install and attaches to any type of hydraulic lifting system by converting hydraulic pressures to a readable weight display. [more]
Leavitt Machinery Launches in Regina
Leavitt Machinery announces the opening of their full service branch in Regina, Saskatchewan. Located in the Ross Industrial Park, this is the second branch to open up in Saskatchewan, and the 22nd branch throughout Western Canada and the USA. [more]
Stay flexible with Big Joe for a more streamlined 'rack-to-shelf' process
As a result of changing trends in the marketplace Big Joe has been developing new equipment to answer the changing needs of their customers. These products specifically target the need for rapid replenishment of smaller quantities of goods. [more]
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Winners announced for 2014 Queensland SCL Awards
The winners of the 2014 Queensland Supply Chain & Logistics Awards, the state feeder program for the Australian Supply Chain and Logistics Awards, have been announced.
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Heavy Loads... BIG November Feature article
The Forkliftaction News team have announced the topic for the November feature and it’s BIG. The feature will focus on ‘forklifts handling heavy loads’ and we want your expertise.

What’s your interest in the heavy loads sector?
We are still refining the focus for the feature, so we are open to your suggestions. What are your particular interests in this sector? It could be lifting heavy loads in ports or manufacturing plants, boat handlers, port cranes, log handlers, container weighing systems (now required) etc. Maybe your interest lies in forks or attachments designed for heavy loads - you tell us!

We are already welcoming an impressive array of feature contributors including: Little Giant, Vetter, H&K Equipment, Bolzoni Auramo, Pacific Materials Handling, Mobicon, Intella Liftparts  and Isoloader. Cement your reputation as an industry leader - SPONSOR the Forkliftaction News feature.

Contact Us            Read past features here
Maintain your safe work reputation with leading driver awareness system
Heavy Loads... BIG November Feature article
One great solution to avoid collisions in the work place
Choose your second-hand attachment in the extensive range of TVH
Shantui opens South African market
Bolzoni Group opens new Factory in Finland
A full feature weighing system that's user friendly, easy to install AND cost efficient?
Leavitt Machinery Launches in Regina
Stay flexible with Big Joe for a more streamlined 'rack-to-shelf' process
Want more NEWS in your news articles?
Winners announced for 2014 Queensland SCL Awards
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In The Discussion Forums
"Looking at the top 20 forklift manufactures, can't help but notice Komatsu turnover dropped from $1.4 Billion to just $900 mill in a year that's $500 mill lost of turnover . What's gone wrong?".
Morgy, United Arab Emirates
"I have a Linde model H40D, the lift will not start. When the key is turned on all the lights come on like they are suppose to even the back up beeper works. Battery also tested good. When turn on around to start lift nothing. Lift does not try to start in any way. Any suggestions?".
cgarner1979, United States
"I have a Hyster E50XM, impossible to drive in straight line, also get some feedback through steering wheel. Orbitrol replaced within the last year, made no difference, steer pressure is to spec, and steer cyl.".
vic_s, United States
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